Jan 13, 2013 9:00pm EST
in flood defenses. i think everyone can now see that the flood defence work that has been done over recent years has made a significant difference when we have had high levels of rainfall and very high water in our rivers and streams. >> can the prime minister confirm to the house that disability benefits are being uprated as usual and will not be subject to changes? >> my honorable friend is entirely right. disability living allowance, which is the key benefit received by people who are disabled, is not subject to the 1% cap. the 1% cap is for in-work benefits. it is very important that we go on paying disability living allowance in the way that we have been. >> can the prime minister confirm that my constituent, who is a nurse as well as a single father to his two children, will lose £400 a year as a result of the chancellor's cuts to child benefit and other benefits? >> the results of the cuts to child benefit are that the best-off 15% of families in this country will no longer receive child benefit at all. that is what is going to happen. that saves around £2 billion a year. again, l
Jan 14, 2013 12:00am EST
it take it off the nhs? would it take it off the defense budget? it is time we had some answers from the labour party. >> i thank the coalition government for allocating £10.7 million to edinburgh's super- connected city bid. it will revolutionise home and business internet use in parts of my constituency such as kirkliston and ratho. unfortunately, my constituents are immensely frustrated at edinburgh council's year-long procurement process. what can the prime minister do to help speed up that process? >> it is vital that everyone has access to broadband and that increasingly we have that overwhelming access to superfast broadband. i suspect that edinburgh city council has seen some of the same problems that councils up and down the country have seen with getting state-aid clearance. we now have that clearance for broadband in england, but i am happy to look at the situation in edinburgh. that has been one of the problems that have been holding back this vital program. >> "you shouldn't have to fill in long forms from the revenue. you're working. you need help. we want to help you.